Good morning crystal lovers! Welcome to Crystal Thursday. Our crystal of interest today is in the Fluorite Family. Specifically Clear Fluorite. I may have mentioned with the Citrine post from Sept. 9 or the Amethyst on Sept. 16 that families of crystals have a base group of qualities the family shares. Each individual color has qualities in addition to those of the family.
My original post was on August 9, 2017 and, like many of my original posts, didn’t give a great deal of information. In fact the information given were basically the qualities of the Fluorite family and not much else.
Fluorite is one of the crystals that have been in use for so long it’s difficult to determine who it was that first discovered and named it. I think its fun information to know. I do know that Pliny the Elder wrote about Fluorite in book 37 of his History of the World Series. This tells us Fluorite has been used for decorative purposes since ancient Rome and Greece. I found a reference to drinking cups made from Fluorite which were very highly valued. Nero had some that at today’s value would be upwards of three million dollars per cup. Apparently wine tastes better when consumed from fluorite cups!
This beauty can be found in several places around the world. A few places mining is done are Mexico, Brazil, China, and the US. Fluorite can be transparent to opaque so clear Fluorite can be as well. It resonates with the Crown, Third Eye and Throat Chakras and on the Mohs scale of hardness it registers a soft four. It is difficult to work with when making jewelry but if you own jewelry made from Fluorite care must be taken to avoid damage to the piece. It could get scratched or chipped easily.
In addition to decorative use Fluorite is also mined for industrial use in steel making, for the fluorine gases and fluoride which is put in drinking water. In gas form fluorine is highly toxic; it can cause damage to the eyes, lungs, kidneys and liver. The debate is ongoing as to whether fluoride in drinking water is safe.
Fluorite is known as the Genius Stone and is a physically and psychically protective crystal that helps bring order and clarity to our thoughts. It eases stress and anxiety to bring us to a place of calm and peace. Another characteristic of this crystal family is that they work with the upper chakras to enhance our spiritual and psychic development. It helps us reprogram our negative thoughts and beliefs.
As a family of crystals Fluorite helps increase focus, concentration and the ability to remember, so putting a piece where you work or study helps absorb and retain information! Let’s take a look at some of the characteristics Clear Fluorite has to offer when working with it:
- It clears and energizes the aura.
- Helps draw pranic energy into the body.
- Helps you shift your perspective so you can get a better picture of what’s going on.
- Helps you to see what’s holding you back more clearly.
- Brings clarity and insight.
- Strengthens intuition and psychic ability.
- Helps calm the emotions so you can think clearly.
- It opens spirituality.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief look at Clear Fluorite . If the qualities of this stone resonate with you I encourage you to purchase a piece and work with it. Keep in mind I am not a doctor and sharing the healing qualities of this stone is in no way giving medical advice. Working with it can help but if you are ill see your medical practitioner of choice.
Until Next Time…
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon